Laura Flight organised and chaired a session entitled "Adaptive Designs and Health Economic Evaluation". The session was well attended and had a distinguished group of speakers including Sue Todd from the University of Reading.

There was a highly commendable poster presence from DTS.

David White presented qualitative work on the challenges of closing out a clinical trial involving withdrawal of treatment, a collaboration with colleagues in the University of Edinburgh as part of the REPOSE trial. The study has also been published.

Laura Mandefield's poster was entitled 'Estimating the underlying overall and centre recruitment rates in external pilot trials - how many centre-months of recruitment data do we need? A case study of the BEADS pilot trial'

Ines Henriques- Cadby presented her work on the recruitment and retention of participants in randomised controlled trials funded by the United Kingdom Health Technology Assessment Programme.

Enass M Duro presented 'An investigation of the methods used to design, analyse and quantify non-inferiority margins in four medical journals in a 12 month time period'.

There were over 500 posters at the conference and the work of DTS stood out in particular.

Jane Candlish was short-listed for best poster for her work on 'Methods to analyse partially nested randomised controlled trials'

Jo Rothwell was also short-listed for 'Quantifying Effect Sizes in Clinical Trials: Simulations of Trials in Sequence'.